Migrants from Central American who are part of a controversial caravan have traveled for weeks that started on the border with Guatemala making it’s way to the U.S. - Mexico Border in hopes of seeking asylum. This particular caravan has captured the attention of the Trump Administration. The caravan stopped for two hours at Hotel Del Migrante shelter in Mexicali, MX, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 on its way to Tijuana.
The caravan traveling through Mexico with migrants from Central America stopped in Mexicali, MX, for about two hours. Medical professionals were available to help in front of Hotel Del Migrante if anyone needed medical attention or had questions about their health on April 24, 2018.
Two buses with migrants from Central America arrive in Mexicali, MX, where they spent about two hours relaxing, eating sandwiches, drinking iced tea and charging their cell phones on April 24, 2018.
After stopping in Mexicali, MX, for two hours, migrants get back on the buses and make their way to Tijuana. The caravan that traveled through Mexico had over 1000 migrants traveling but it has dwindled down to a few hundred. The migrants traveling in the first two busses will stay at Juventud 2000 shelter. The shelter is set up with tents, food and supplies for the next couple of days.
The caravan started on March 25th in the Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, and traveled across Mexico. Mostly women and children stopped in Mexicali for two hours and got back the bus to make their way to Tijuana, MX, on April 24, 2018.
A young girl with burn marks from Central America watches television while people board a bus that is headed to Tijuana, MX on April 24, 2018. The bus stopped in Mexicali, MX, for about two hours while volunteers fed them, medical professionals were available, people were able to charge phones and relax in a big room.
The Juventud 2000 migrant shelter located on the edge of Tijuana’s red-light district is filled with colorful tents to accommodate about 200 arrivals. People start to wake up on April 25, 2018.
Women and children from Central America in the kitchen at Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on April 25, 2018.
Rights for Migrants are written on the wall of Juventud 2000 Shelter in Tijuana, MX.
After sleeping their first night in a tent at Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, MX, a family sits near the entrance of the shelter on April 25, 2018.
Gabriela Hernandez, a pregnant mother of two, sits in a room filled with tents at Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, MX, with sons Omar, 6 years old and Jonathan 2 years old on April 25, 2018. Hernandez left her husband after suffering domestic abuse. They fled Honduras when gang members threatened to kill her son Omar because they couldn’t find her ex. They said she had 12 hours to give up her ex or else. She decided to take her children and travel with the migrant caravan through Mexico.
After the third bus arrives in Tijuana, MX, people stood around for a few minutes taking a moment and gathered their belongings on April 25, 2018.
A family sits outside of the Viña de Cristo shelter on the edge of the red-light district in Tijuana, MX, on April 26, 2018.
Children playing outside of the shelter in Tijuana.
After spending their first night in a shelter in Tijuana, MX, children play outside on April 26, 2018.
Personal items that have been taken on their journey can be seen on April 26, 2018 at Viña de Cristo shelter.
An older man sleeps in the morning at a shelter in Tijuana, MX.
Fourth bus arrives in front of Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, MX, on April 26, 2018. More than 30 LGBTQ people traveled with the caravan including several trans women.
In front of Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, MX, on the edge of the red-light district.
A small group of LGBTQ supporters showed up before the 4th bus arrived to show solidarity. After the bus arrived people stood outside of Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, MX, on April 26, 2018.